Key Data

Spirit drinks remain one of the EU’s most valuable agri-food, 2/3 of which are Geographical Indications, impossible to delocalise

Every hour of every day, the sale abroad of high value, locally-rooted European spirits generates a positive net contribution of €1.3 million to the EU

Spirits exports by categories in 2018

Whiskies:   €4,938m (44%)

Cognac:     €3,347m (30%)

Liqueurs:   €1,061m (9%)

Gin:            €470m (4%)

Rum:          €136m (1%)

Others:      €553m (5%)


External trade: vital driver of growth for European distillers